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Northwest Africa 14341
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14341
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14341
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 567 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Lunar (Feldsp. Breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 273 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (Feldsp. Breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 31 Oct 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14341 (NWA 14341)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Purchased from a Moroccan meteorite dealer in 2021.

Physical characteristics: Single stone, no fusion crust. Saw-cut slices reveal a fragmental breccia with white and reddish clasts set in a dark-colored groundmass.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Reflected light microscopy shows numerous olivine and pyroxene fragments set in a feldspathic dominated groundmass.

Geochemistry: (A. Ross, UNM) Olivine Fa48.5±6.0, Fe/Mn=96±3, n=6; pigeonite Fs31.8±10.3Wo31.8±10.2, Fe/Mn=62±8, n=7; plagioclase An96.9±0.5, n=4.

Classification: Lunar, feldspathic breccia

Specimens: 22.8 g on deposit at UNM, Larry Atkins holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2021
Mass (g):567
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar (Feldsp. Breccia)
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):48.5±6.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):31.8±10.2
Wollastonite (mol%):10.1±4.2
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):22.8
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Larry Atkins
Comments:Field name LA-3011; submitted by C. Agee, UNM
Institutions
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8420 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1900 unapproved names)

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